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The Best Data Loader for Salesforce

Hayley Coxon

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Hayley Coxon is the Vice President of Marketing and Revenue Operations for Prodly and accidental admin since 2010. You can find her on LinkedIn.

March 31, 2023

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Are you looking for the best data loader for Salesforce? Watch this video to see that Prodly DevOps, the leading automated data loader for Salesforce, can save you hours of work and tons of frustration. Then read the blog to learn why Prodly DevOps is the fastest and best tool for loading data into Salesforce orgs.

Why Prodly Is the Fastest and Best Data Loader for Salesforce

As you saw in the video, Prodly DevOps provides an automated data loader that lets you effortlessly migrate data between orgs—with just a few clicks!

Prodly DevOps: Data Loading Made Easy

Prodly DevOps is the #1 data loader for Salesforce. It has an intuitive user interface that’s easy to navigate for everyone on your team, including admins, business users, release managers, developers, and architects. 

You can use it with either your production environment or a VCS as a source of truth. Moreover, because it doesn’t involve exporting any data to CSV files, it’s far more secure and reliable than manual data loading. 

On top of that, Prodly DevOps is 100 percent automated for the entire data schema. That means you only have to select the data set associated with what you want to move once. Prodly automatically moves all related objects for you—without you having to do a thing!

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Automated Dataloader Features

Prodly offers automatic duplicate resolution; reusable deployment plans; search, filter, and mass select; dependency management; data masking and partial deployments. It also provides the ability to schedule deployments. You can easily adjust it to each specific data migration on the fly without running into any issues that cause delays and missed deadlines. 

You never have to create or manage external ID fields, manually deactivate automations and validations, or use VLOOKUPs again.

In short—with Prodly DevOps, you can say goodbye to busy work, as well as hours spent resolving errors and maintaining CLI scripts. Instead, you breeze through every deployment in just a couple of minutes—without ever having to worry about data security or lost productivity!

Data Loader Can Cost Time and Resources

A manual dataloader isn’t particularly user friendly. It involves an often time-consuming, painstaking process. This is especially problematic when it comes to bulk data uploads and complex data models like Salesforce CPQ Price Rules and related objects. 

For admins, using Data Loader declaratively requires quite a few steps. You have to export the data from the source environment to a CSV, run VLOOKUps, map the IDs, and import the data into the destination org. The individual objects have to be loaded into the destination org one by one. And if you get an error, how do you know what you’ve mapped incorrectly—or how to fix it?

Depending on the volume and complexity of the data you’re working with, this manual process can take hours—or even days.

For developers using the Data Loader CLI, the most time-consuming aspect is that you have to maintain the CLI scripts to keep them up to date. If you don’t, you’ll likely run into issues that slow the development process down.

Final Thoughts on the Best Salesforce Data Loader

Because Data Loader is included with Salesforce, it’s an economical and viable solution when you’re migrating relatively small amounts of data without a lot of dependencies. 

However, when it comes to bigger jobs with more complex data models, you need a cost-effective, fast, secure, and user-friendly data loader—Prodly DevOps. Because with Prodly’s automated data loader, you can skyrocket your data migration process, increase your productivity, and enhance your velocity.


What is an automated data loader?

An automated data loader is a tool that uses automation to migrate data between environments. It minimizes manual work and human error when you set up a development environment, sync environments, or promote data up the release pipeline. Learn more about automation for data loading.

What are the benefits of using an automated data loader?

Using an automated dataloader offers several distincts advantages. Pre-built templates drastically reduce the amount of time and effort required for migrating data between orgs. In addition, moving data with automation results in fewer errors, which further reduces the time involved with data loading in Salesforce. In short, using an automated data loader can significantly enhance your productivity and velocity.


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